The Columbia County Department of Health has released its numbers for today. Since yesterday, there have been 17 new cases of COVID-19. The number of active cases being reported today is 3 fewer than yesterday, from which it can be inferred that, since yesterday, 20 county residents have recovered from the virus. There are 2 fewer county residents hospitalized with COVID-19 today than yesterday, but the number in the ICU remains the same. There has not been a death from COVID-19 reported in Columbia County since Friday, February 18.
The New York Forward dashboard is reporting a positivity rate for Columbia County today of 5.6 percent and a seven-day average of 4.8 percent. By comparison, the daily positivity rate for the Capital Region is 4.3 percent and the seven-day average is 3.6 percent.
A year ago today, the CCDOH reported 9 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases was 3,496, and the number of active cases was 134. There were 137 county residents in mandatory quarantine, 11 were hospitalized, and 1 was in the ICU. The total number of deaths attributed to COVID-19 at this time last year was 86.